Making DIY pinch pots with Crayola air-dry clay

Hallmark Designer Melissa P. loves to do small-scale crafts out of easy-to-find, kid-friendly materials. Today, she’s teaching us how to make DIY clay pinch pots. 

DIY clay pinch pots with Hallmark artists

Tiny pinch pots are easy to create and make a fun gift for Mother’s Day. This is a great project for kids and adults to do together.

Using a small ball of Crayola Air-Dry Clay, poke a hole in the middle with your thumb and shape into a little pot or dish. Once the clay is dry, which takes about 24 hours, lightly sand it to smooth out any rough spots. Decorate your pot using acrylic paints and/or permanent markers. Finish it off with a coat of matte or gloss medium.

DIY Crayola clay pinch pots with Hallmark artists
These little pots are the perfect home for air plants and small jewelry.  It’s fun to line a bunch of them up on a shelf or put them in a little rope macramé plant hanger to display. My favorite thing about pinch pots are all the little imperfections and quirks that give them so much personality and charm.

DIY clay pinch pots with Hallmark artists
DIY pinch pot workshop with Hallmark artists

Pssst…Need a mini macramé plant hanger for your pinch pot like designer Jessica D.’s above? Get the full tutorial here.

You can find more great Mother’s Day ideas here. And show us what you’re giving Mom on Instagram @Think.Make.Share!

Photos by Jane Kortright.


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  1. 5.1.15 | Reply
    Jennifer wrote:

    I would love it if you could do a tutorial for the macrame hanger too. These are so cute! I think these would be great for end of year teacher’s gifts as well as my kids could easily make the bowls on their own.

  2. 6.15.16 | Reply
    LILILILILI wrote:

    do the tea pots not melt with hot water inside

  3. 8.29.16 | Reply
    Johanne wrote:

    Love! Great project to do with my grandsons. ☺

  4. 4.30.18 | Reply
    jan wrote:

    Great Idea for Mom’s and children!

  5. 8.16.18 | Reply
    Bekah wrote:

    This is such an adorable craft! Perfect for holding change or jewelry. I know our residents will love it.

  6. 9.18.19 | Reply

    Wonderful clay! No cracking accept one piece but I incorporated them into the piece and it turned out even Better!

  7. 11.28.20 | Reply
    maryam wrote:

    will make it